Pete Carroll indicates Marshawn Lynch is not close to returning

Marshawn Lynch has missed five of the Seahawks' 12 games this season, and there is no timetable for his return. AP Images/Elaine Thompson

RENTON, Wash. -- Marshawn Lynch is nearly two weeks removed from surgery associated with a sports hernia injury, but coach Pete Carroll indicated Monday that the Seattle Seahawks running back isn't close to returning to action.

"The report’s that he’s doing really well," Carroll said. "He’s left Philadelphia now, so we’ll see how it goes the next few weeks, see how he comes around. It’s so much to ask him to jump back after three weeks. I don’t even know how we could think that way. This is Week 3 starting up, so we’ll see how it goes."

Lynch underwent surgery in Philadelphia on Nov. 25. There are no immediate plans for him to return to the team's practice facility, Carroll said.

"I haven’t talked to him, so I’m not sure where we are with that right now," Carroll said. "Right now it’s still rehab."

Asked where Lynch is rehabbing, Carroll said, "I’m not going to report on that. He’s at large. ...You don’t want me to tell anybody where you are, right?"

From 2010 to 2014, Lynch missed just one game due to injury. He has missed five of the Seahawks' 12 games this season. Lynch has carried 111 times for 417 yards (3.8 YPC).

Thomas Rawls' performance makes it unlikely that the Seahawks will rush Lynch back, and the team has acknowledged the possibility that Lynch may miss the rest of the season. Rawls ranks 10th in the NFL in rushing (786 yards) and is second in YPC (5.57).